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Denay Davis
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  • Charlotte, NC
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About me :
I am the owner of, a premiere information portal created to assist food entrepreneurs in taking their products from kitchen to market.
I enter competitions :
Very infrequently
I consider my specialty to be:
Cake, Pies, and Cookies...and authentic Danish Pastry

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Update on South Carolina Cottage Food Bill

South Carolina Homebased Bakers, Cottage Food Bill update: "S 1035 SC Cottage Food Bill has been pre-filed! South Carolina is on it's way to getting a Cottage Food Law!"The bill will probably be voted on in Jan. 2012. I will post updates to this forum. Happy Holidays!See More
Dec 6, 2011
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Dec 5, 2011
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Dec 5, 2011
Denay Davis commented on Denay Davis's blog post Cottage Food Law Update
"Attention New Jersey home food processors! Bakers too! On Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 the NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee will be hearing S2734 - Permits sale of home-baked goods under certain circumstances. The hearing will…"
Nov 18, 2011
Denay Davis replied to Denay Davis's discussion Miniature Desserts
"Another article "Mini-pies join the small-food movement"...weren't we just discussing this?"
Nov 4, 2011
Denay Davis replied to Denay Davis's discussion Miniature Desserts
"You're right Wendy, for certain food trucks who frequent upscale markets, for example here in Charlotte, the small business loan capital of the country, with a rather dense banking industry, this would definitely work well. It will be…"
Oct 28, 2011
Denay Davis replied to Denay Davis's discussion Miniature Desserts
"Thanks for sharing this article Gina!"
Oct 28, 2011
Wendy DeBord replied to Denay Davis's discussion Miniature Desserts
"I personally love the idea of microdesserts. It might become a huge trend in fine dinning but it can't make it in retail baking. Cake pops make microdesserts look easy, skill wise. It requires too much skill for bakeries or trucks to pull this…"
Oct 27, 2011

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At 9:27am on August 18, 2011, Wendy DeBord said…

Hi Denay,


I just wanted to say thank-you and keep up the good work, sharing info.!!


I'm in IL and excited to see the cottage food law passed here.

At 2:31pm on September 21, 2010, Jodell Hinojosa said…
Hey Denay - I understand your comment looking for bulk chocolate pricing was last April, but I am just now catching up on the group posts!! Have you checked out Chocosphere ( You can order tons of stuff from them online - including 10lb blocks.
Jodell Hinojosa
At 12:45pm on September 2, 2010, Sandra Mallut said…
Hi so nice to meet you and be friends on this site. Thank you Sandy
At 10:23am on June 17, 2010, Mia Natsume said…
hello denay,
have you tried Restaurant Depot?
in our area they have caillebaut chocolate bars and drops at wholesale pricing.
good luck!
At 4:05pm on May 1, 2010, Joan Mayo said…
Try Albert Uster imports.

Denay Davis's Blog

Cottage Food Law Update

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 9:43pm 8 Comments

Here's an update on the cottage food laws across the nation.



California bakers asked California state legislators to enact a Cottage Foods bill authorizing the Department of Health and Senior Services and/or the Department of Agriculture to issue customized "Home Bakery" licenses to residential kitchens for the purpose of selling non-potentially-hazardous bakery products, such as, but not necessarily limited to: breads, cakes, doughnuts,…


Having a Tough Day?

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

This is not my traditional blog, but if you're having a tough day, here's a little something to brighten it!

Enjoy and have a great week!

Vanilla, Like Fine Aged Cognac

Posted on September 4, 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

One of the most important ingredients in my pantry in "Vanilla." I have a variety of brands that I use (depending on what I am making) and let me start with a disclaimer, I'm not promoting any of them. The selection of vanilla extract you use is like selecting your underwear or deodorant, it is truly a personal thing. I can remember a pastry chef at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan who carried his vanilla around in a small vile in his pocket ( I know, but he did it!). I later… Continue

What ever happened to Pound Cakes?

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I recently took a walk down memory lane and ran across several pound cake recipes that had been passed down from the bakers in my family. Written on tattered pieces of paper and scratched on the inside covers of old cook books were the recipes for brown sugar pound cake, coconut pound cake, sour cream pound cake, sweet potato pound cake and five flavor pound cake to name a few.

This got me thinking about what ever happened to pound cakes. I know here in Atlanta, you can… Continue

Attention North Carolina Food Entrepreneurs

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 3:24pm 1 Comment

The Specialty Food Export workshop will take place at the Martin Building of the State Fairgrounds on May 7. Registration is free and breakfast and lunch will be included (catered by the Q-Shack). The objective of this workshop is to assist specialty food companies to get ready to export and meet with a European buyer. Topics will include export quoting, getting paid, inco terms, shipping/… Continue



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